Dr. Pragya Agarwal is creating Art
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I am a creative and social entrepreneur running a eco design studio HEDGE AND HOG PRINTS and a social enterprise The Art Tiffin set up to campaign and raise funds for mental health. I studied Architecture in India and then came to the UK for a Masters and PhD on a scholarship. After several years as a Senior Academic, writing and publishing academic research papers and books about sense of place, geospatial ontologies and cognition, I took a break from academia following workplace bullying, stress and burnout, struggling with pressures of work while raising a daughter as a single parent.

During this period, I discovered the benefits of creativity to manage my anxiety and depression, and set up a creative printmaking and art studio. Since the birth of my twin girls two years ago, I became even more conscious of our impact on the planet around us, and set up a ethical business with a heart and purpose to raise awareness of creative pause, cruelty-free art materials, and the importance of nurturing creativity in children. The Art Tiffin has been featured widely in national and international media, in print, television and radio. I've been invited as a guest on several podcasts, and also as a TEDx speaker. Alongside running the two businesses, I am a freelance writer for The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Times Higher Education. I am also setting up a campaign to address the stigma amongst British Asian communities surrounding mental illness called 'Desi Mental Health'.

As a mother of 3 girls, it is important for me to talk honestly about gender bias, motherhood and the experiences of setting and running a business while raising a family. I am often invited to give keynote talks to STEM Women conferences and run sexism workshops in schools.

I hope that I can show other young girls and women that they can create their own life and career, rather than waiting for opportunities to happen to them, and how resilience and a growth mindset will help them tackle any setback in life. I want to inspire in my own girls that they can achieve anything they want in life and be whatever and whoever they want to be.

My podcast is coming soon, and I am writing a book on value of design and creativity to support mental health and well-being. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and so I've had to take things a little slower and your support would be most helpful in helping me help others.

I believe that we can inspire the next generation by showing them role models who've led their lives by their own rules, and overcome setbacks with resilience and grit to create successful and meaningful lives. This is why I am organising the first ever TEDx Women event in the North of the UK. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, in order to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. The event is focussed on giving a platform to women to talk about things that matter most to us, and that affect us. It is also an opportunity to inspire the next generation of girls and young women. TEDxFormbyPointWomen is scheduled for 7 December 2018. 

This is a completely volunteer-run non-profit initiative and your support will ensure that we can enable the young people in the area access to this event. 
 


Tiers
Creative Acorns
$5 or more per month
From Every Tiny Acorns Mighty seeds grow.


You will receive a 10% discount code to any Art Tiffin subscriptions



Creative Splash
$10 or more per month
Every tiny splash helps! 


10% on all products in our shops at Hedge and Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin 


Your logo and/or name as partner in the TEDx Women Event Programme 


Your name as a patron in our monthly e-zine distributed widely to newsletter subscribers and social media followers


Creative Ripples
$20 or more per month
Create a ripple and a movement! 


A unique handmade limited edition linocut print (send unframed) to say thank you at the start


10% discount code for The Art Tiffin 'creative hugs in a box'. 


Thank you message


Logo and Name in the TEDx Women Event programme





Creative Ninjas
$45 or more per month
The Super Ninjas!


20% on all products in our stores


45 min mentorship call 


Logo and Brand Name in the TEDx event programme


Logo and brand promoted on social media 


Uniquely designed A4 poster 


TEDx Women Goody bag 


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When I reach $600 per month, I'll start a special podcast about creativity and creative process,where I interview 1 patron per month. 
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I am a creative and social entrepreneur running a eco design studio HEDGE AND HOG PRINTS and a social enterprise The Art Tiffin set up to campaign and raise funds for mental health. I studied Architecture in India and then came to the UK for a Masters and PhD on a scholarship. After several years as a Senior Academic, writing and publishing academic research papers and books about sense of place, geospatial ontologies and cognition, I took a break from academia following workplace bullying, stress and burnout, struggling with pressures of work while raising a daughter as a single parent.

During this period, I discovered the benefits of creativity to manage my anxiety and depression, and set up a creative printmaking and art studio. Since the birth of my twin girls two years ago, I became even more conscious of our impact on the planet around us, and set up a ethical business with a heart and purpose to raise awareness of creative pause, cruelty-free art materials, and the importance of nurturing creativity in children. The Art Tiffin has been featured widely in national and international media, in print, television and radio. I've been invited as a guest on several podcasts, and also as a TEDx speaker. Alongside running the two businesses, I am a freelance writer for The Guardian, Forbes, Huffington Post, Times Higher Education. I am also setting up a campaign to address the stigma amongst British Asian communities surrounding mental illness called 'Desi Mental Health'.

As a mother of 3 girls, it is important for me to talk honestly about gender bias, motherhood and the experiences of setting and running a business while raising a family. I am often invited to give keynote talks to STEM Women conferences and run sexism workshops in schools.

I hope that I can show other young girls and women that they can create their own life and career, rather than waiting for opportunities to happen to them, and how resilience and a growth mindset will help them tackle any setback in life. I want to inspire in my own girls that they can achieve anything they want in life and be whatever and whoever they want to be.

My podcast is coming soon, and I am writing a book on value of design and creativity to support mental health and well-being. I have recently been diagnosed with cancer and so I've had to take things a little slower and your support would be most helpful in helping me help others.

I believe that we can inspire the next generation by showing them role models who've led their lives by their own rules, and overcome setbacks with resilience and grit to create successful and meaningful lives. This is why I am organising the first ever TEDx Women event in the North of the UK. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give idea-focused talks on a wide range of subjects, in order to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter. The event is focussed on giving a platform to women to talk about things that matter most to us, and that affect us. It is also an opportunity to inspire the next generation of girls and young women. TEDxFormbyPointWomen is scheduled for 7 December 2018. 

This is a completely volunteer-run non-profit initiative and your support will ensure that we can enable the young people in the area access to this event. 
 


Recent posts by Dr. Pragya Agarwal

Tiers
Creative Acorns
$5 or more per month
From Every Tiny Acorns Mighty seeds grow.


You will receive a 10% discount code to any Art Tiffin subscriptions



Creative Splash
$10 or more per month
Every tiny splash helps! 


10% on all products in our shops at Hedge and Hog Prints and The Art Tiffin 


Your logo and/or name as partner in the TEDx Women Event Programme 


Your name as a patron in our monthly e-zine distributed widely to newsletter subscribers and social media followers


Creative Ripples
$20 or more per month
Create a ripple and a movement! 


A unique handmade limited edition linocut print (send unframed) to say thank you at the start


10% discount code for The Art Tiffin 'creative hugs in a box'. 


Thank you message


Logo and Name in the TEDx Women Event programme





Creative Ninjas
$45 or more per month
The Super Ninjas!


20% on all products in our stores


45 min mentorship call 


Logo and Brand Name in the TEDx event programme


Logo and brand promoted on social media 


Uniquely designed A4 poster 


TEDx Women Goody bag